Lowest note ever sung: Tim Storms sings 8 Hz

By | November 9, 2008

Humans can only hear between 15 and 20,000 Hz. Tim Storms can sing lower than anyone can hear. I’d like to know if there is some trick he used to learn this or if he just has unusually large vocal cords.

stormsAlthough born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Storms was raised in Waterloo, Indiana. His musical affinity appeared at a young age. Four days after graduating high school, he returned to Oklahoma to begin his career in Christian music. … By vibrating his vocal cords at 8 Hz, Storms set a Guinness World Record for the lowest note produced by a human. His record was certified in January 2002[2]. This note is below the range of a human’s hearing ability, two octaves below the lowest B on a piano. Storms also holds the Guinness World Record for the widest vocal range for a male. His records have been published in the Guinness World Records 2006. … Storms now performs with the previous holder of the record for the lowest bass note, Dan Britton. Britton is a managing partner of Pierce Arrow Theater as well as a performer, and had held the record for 20 years.[3]wiki

Here is Tim’s web site and his “Bio of a Bass Freak“. Also see Branson Missouri’s hottest show.

6 thoughts on “Lowest note ever sung: Tim Storms sings 8 Hz

  1. Patrick

    Xeno, have I got something for you. Do you listen to podcasts? If you go to the Itunes store, or the station website, and download WNYC Radio Lab, you’ll find a wonderful show, akin to This American Life, put out by public radio. Now, this is all free, and if you download a show called ‘Musical Language,’ the first segment is all about perfect pitch and it’s astonishing. Really cool stuff, man. I think it will be interesting even if you’ve read a lot of Oliver Sacks and studied music.
    Anyway, check it out, and lemme know what you think.

  2. Storms

    No tricks to hit the low notes. -just abnormally long vocal cords – about an inch and a half – and more movement than normal of the arytenoid (spelling?) muscles (the muscles that control the vocal cords)

  3. Kelly

    I can tell you, as I used to sing with Tim in Spirit of Praise, back when he was still in high school. He could sing way down in the basement back then too! LOL

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